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and science at the three years. here is easton on tuesday released its two thousand and twelve assessments of the five hundred and ten thousand students from sixty five countries and territories japanese institute that and all three areas compared to two thousand and nine. agency has dominated the top ranking believe this is a teams from shanghai came first in all categories as they did in two thousand i con con place second in reading and science and third in math. spread on academic testing has this to say the students teenagers seem to have a strong belief that with mosley took place in a high ranking university which in turn leads to a stable future. this is because as stated in developed countries tend to be less motivated to study he says the japanese government needs to come up with ways to foster an interest in learning. i knew i. a demon that are breaking with tradition are finding jobs in workplaces traditionally dominated by men but challenges remain even for women who are skilled acceptance in the workplace may be some time coming. any scale a skill called to reports. cute and
courage and enormous strength as well as he challenged us all to not just acknowledge the science of climate change, do understand that it is real and happening, but to also charge the cabinet to take immediate action. call me biased, but i believe it was his best speeches so far, although he is not done yet, i'm quite sure. climated through his action plan as well, which outlined some common sense, pragmatic steps that the epa and other agencies across the toinistration are now taking cut carbon pollution, invest in clean energy, to help our cities and towns build in more resilient ways so that they can add depth to a changing climate and keep our communities safe, but also to prepare to be a broader and more vocal leader on the issue of climate change in international discussions. as you know, in september, epa proposed urban pollution standards for new power plants using our authority that congress gave us under the clean air act. those power plant labor --ations our proposals regulations are proposals that would impact new facilities being constructed. new would ensure any fac
, home to a science station and under it's de facto control. these strategic waters and rocks are claimed by beijing and seuol. >> south korea has asserted rights in the air above. >> translator: the new korean air space defense identification zone has been modified to be in line with the country's flight information region, which does not overlap with neighboring countries. this zone includes the air space over iado's waters. >> seuol's move comes two wheys after china's surprise extension of its air identification zone encroaching on those of south korea and japan. it overlaps that of japan. the government in seuol says it won't impose the new rule until december 15th, allowing for consultation with neighbors. we believe this will not significantly impact our relationships with china and with japan as we try to work for peace and cooperation in northeast asia. >> south korea's president discussed the plans with u.s. vice president joe biden during his visit last week. the u.s. state department has declared itself on the same page as seoul. china release truck driver pictures of militar
and compare performances in reading, math and science. results from 2012 were released today, and, once again, the u.s. hovered near the middle of the pack, lagging in some areas even as other countries advanced. math remains the biggest challenge. 29 other systems had higher average scores than american high schoolers. the u.s. fared better in reading, where it ranked 20th, and in science, ranking 23rd. the best results were in east asia, where students from shanghai, singapore, south korea and japan, among others, placed near the top. pisa results also showed another concern for american teens as well: a smaller percentage of them reached the top levels of proficiency. as in the past, though, some education experts questioned just what and how much pisa tells us, given social, cultural and economic differences among nations. the pisa test is coordinated by the organization for economic cooperation and development, the o.e.c.d. andreas schleicher serves as deputy director for education and skills there. he helped develop and runs the tests, and joins us now. >> so explain to us first, what i
parents did, to pursue careers in medicine, science, education. many are proud business owners of law firms, restaurants, grocery stores, shipping companies and hair braiding venues. there are those who have come as asylum seekers, feeling war, famine and again side. they come to the united states to become productive tax paying members of our society. and like the other immigrant groups, immigrants are dealing with the back logged immigration processing, families being ripped apart, falling out of status because they were eeked out. racial and status discrimination, felony laws that prohibit judicial review, deportation processes that violate human rights and prohibitive student visa programs limited access to work permits and much, much more. mr. speaker, it is imperative for us to acknowledge the fact that many immigrants arrive on our shores during a time in their lives when they are most productive. the most productive years in their lives. bringing them to the floor would deny us as a nation the opportunity to access their talent, their skill and abilities in the prime of their
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and sectors represented in the future 50. about science -- are we going to come back the linkages that exist between university science technology -- are we making enough of those links? are we doing enough? today we made some very exciting announcements. college -- they have imperial west and they have 41 startups over to the westfield .on -- complex in west london we're working with universities to tap into the innovation that is inside their knowledge base and inspire those guys and give them what they need. ups --upporting scale like what we have done with the future 50 and removing all the barriers for those companies that would prohibit or inhibit them from reaching our public markets in the u.k. >> the story is a fascinating one. but we are still in the foothills. signifies this report that the london economy has made a change. instead of just relying on financial services, we have another robust sector. 50 companies are proof of that -- the future 50. we will see these companies grow and evolve and this they make their home in the u.k. and potentially list year, the growth in him job
this is no science fiction. he says the service could be technically ready in four to five years. but bezos adds that u.s. aviation authorities will need to drop regulations for unmanned aircraft before such a service could get off the ground. >>> fast food chains in japan are coming up with new menus to attract more customers and boost profits. those chains are trying to win price-cutting competition and overcome rising costs stemming from the yen's decline. a conveyor belt sushi chain is one of them. it has started serving coffee, unusual for japanese sushi restaurants. more than 300 restaurants in the chain across the country have installed coffee machines. in some of them, coffee is served on a conveyor belt just like sushi. they plan to add a new dish of boiled beef and vegetables to its menu this week. it's priced at around $6, which is among the highest priced dishes. it's cut its earnings forecast for this fiscal year. the company says it will introduce value added meals to turn the business around. that's all for now in business. i'll leave you with the market figures. >>> haiku are sho
. but its findings in detail and anti science sequence on that ball in tight times. it all the tongue of me not far from the south west and china to its goal to set a box the ukrainian by police the protest as scientists told the president of the ending. welcome to cctv his army to me in that day. i was a prime minister said sexy models from opposition protest as on on the acceptable under the constitution in the ten devised a news conference from a state election what made it to add that she would not sta down as she appealed for an end to violence we want to have the findings are he said the appeal. and that i'm in the u n by and then the coffee the greenback be acted upon. read what is happening at the thought that i'd not thought to look into that now. the landscape studies find that in past wars the canon of opportunity but it's had thousands of protesters trying to seize government buildings mixed thai capital and protest lead acid ted talks of an impact says he won't seem not to step down and on the inactive people's console to see the new prominence to the health ministry says three
sights along the city's out of me pink to push it in my tuna. my due date assume you mean it to science. a musical when the rice for students in the seat across from us the country where i've come from. we may be the least the seal on its axis the inlets. so when i was last long. it looked awful study links. on to win the race was also calm. i am not winning so that the wound you would think is nice to use and abuse of our house we get to those. they are very long time political nice well kept going and it is going to prepare me to great heights from a deep sleep. but why is the costliest may be lots of going in terms of investment how would these i would be to sue would call long distance phone to realize that all of them. so i went to go due to its peak hours i would do it once more in ensuring that remain is too who want it needs to be good to go hubby just isn't what you want. i did still sees this playlist this book which counts more people talking. i always get outs. our box east east peace that no one has spoken of by just one little yellow eyes that you don't want the secret war
, china, scored the highest in math, reading, and science. american teens did not make the top 20. so we were surprised today to learn that the chinese are going to try something revolutionary. they're cutting back on home work. we asked seth doane to find out why. >> reporter: who's happy about not having home work? the reaction from these second graders was not surprising. a resounding show of support. the proposed changes means students in grades one through three would not be assigned home work. those in grades four through six would have less than an hour of home work a day. liu xiaojing teaches kindergarten in beijing's elementary school. "not giving home work leads more space for kids to grow" she told us. "students can develop freely and do what they enjoy doing." >> we can read books. >> reporter: ten-year-old daisey told us she might dance or draw. while 12-year-old charlie had something else in mind. >> playing football or playing basketball with my classmates. >> reporter: china puts heavy emphasis on standardize tests which prizes memorization over creativity. under the new
the budgets are going. >> private industry science. >> you have a new one. >> you got it in. >> very good. >>> coming up next on "new day," newtown, connecticut, bracing for the release of 911 tapes from the deadly school shooting that happened almost one year ago. we'll have more on what you can expect. >>> and bill clinton's spreading out the tea leaves again. what did he say about his wife hillary and the chances that she'll run? the chances that she won't run? we'll try to decipher the code when we come back. ood things for the whole community: the environment, seniors, kids, and animals. that's why we created the share the love event. by the end of this year, the total donated by subaru could reach 35 million dollars. you get a great deal on a new subaru. we'll donate 250 dollars to a choice of charities that benefit your community. it feels good to be a helping hand. ♪ by the end of december, we'll be delivering ♪ ♪ through 12 blizzards blowing ♪ 8 front yards blinding ♪ 6 snowballs flying ♪ 5 packages addressed by toddlers ♪ ♪ that's a q ♪ 4 lightning bolts ♪ 3
. this is the new needle intensive care unit at the service science regional medical center in football but most of the babies here were born premature. under normal circumstances he would be kept in incubators. not after typhoon high again. nurses here have had to improvise at the maternity ward mother's tender new words enter the heat. electricity itself. most of the day in most areas of the hospital but this is where many mothers in the fall but now come to deliver their babies the average number for the hospital has doubled this is the only fully operational hospital here in fl the city. even then it's probably not good enough shape to adequately serve the needs of its patients. a lot of its equipment and supplies were also added that mr walked away for the water search for meaning. that is empty the truth and nothing can cry from the company you might expect the many free seen. in texas this season many. he acted maniac in the spring of this piece is the most. but the single biggest health problem that emerging now has pneumonia according to the health department. the hospital has seen his
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and they're being used to do science surveys. >> these are not places that have skyscrapers and a lot of -- in theory, there's not a lot of other aerospace clutter, if you will. that's a big deal. it would never work in manhattan, for example. >> well, i guess i would never say never. the truth is technologically speaking they could fly one of these things from downtown to midtown to your offices here today. >> look at cars. they can tell you when to stop, how fast, when to move. >> that's true, never say never. >> the technology greatly exceeds their ability. >> how about flying in inclimate weather? could the flying ha batibachi, wasn wanted to take off -- >> i raise you one. thieves. there's a $40,000 drone. i'll shoot it out of the sky. >> they're doing research right now to use drones to carry explosives for avalanche control in the mountains. >> that would be fascinating. >> when it's so foggy or the weather is so bad you can't send people out for avalanches for highways, for instance -- >> genius. >> you could program it to travel up at noon and drop an explosive for avalanche
classroom, according to test results focussing on maths, english and science. singapore, taiwan and south korea are at the top of the list. the american results were called a picture of stagnation. the test was given to 50-year-olds in 55 countries. a man was trapped for three days under water after his boat capsized off the coast of name earia. it was an accident that took the lives of many people. >> this was the mission to recover bodies from a boat. suddenly a rescue diver finds this. >> harrison survived for three days in a pocket of air, drinking water and fizzy drinks. is 11 of the crew died when it capsized and sank. >> a diver pulls harrison from the sunken boat. >> harrison is now safe and with a story of remarkable survival to tell. . >> it's amazing. he survived off one bottle of soda. >> anunderwater discovery of a different sore. this 400 foot mega-subways found off the sea floor of hawaii. it dates back to world war ii. it was one of five that met a similar fate. >>> in australia a birt took a camera on the flight of its life. he took off on a 70 mile journey. the bird's fl
the first person to jump from this half-mile high waterfall. then science meets art in an event that would impress mother nature. meet the mysterious man who works in the clouds. and it's the toughest obstacle course on the planet, a muddy 24-hour test of the human spirit. ♪ music ♪ ♪ music ♪
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